DPP, Depeco alliance mutually beneficial —Daza

Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Democratic People’s Congress (Depeco), bed fellows in the May 2019 tripartite elections, have described their electoral marriage as an agreement of mutual benefit.

Daza: Depeco will help DPP win the presidency

The two parties agreed to work together with Depeco backing incumbent President Peter Mutharika’s candidature in the watershed election.

At a news conference  held in Blantyre on Friday, hours before Mutharika presented his nomination papers for the election, Depeco president Chris Daza told reporters  that both parties have stakes in the alliance.

“Both parties have complementary strengths which when put together can lead to victory in the election. I also looked around and concluded President Mutharika is the only right person to continue governing the nation hence our endorsement of his candidature,” said Daza.

He said Depeco also scrutinised other parties running in the election and resolved that only the DPP shares ideologies with his party.

In the agreement, according to the Depeco president, the party will field members of parliament and local government representatives and support Mutharika’s quest for reelection.

Though he did not fully disclose, Daza said there are other roles his party will play in government if the DPP is given fresh mandate to rule Malawi.

“We will share positions as is always he case so that Malawians realise the benefits of true democracy,” said Daza.

Commenting on the alliance, DPP deputy president for the southern region Kondwani Nankhumwa said the alliance was timely considering the election in May.

“We have been discussing for some time and finally agreed to work together. The finer details of our working relationship will be made public in the near future but what I can say at the onset is that two parties share ideologies and principles aimed at developing the nation,” said Nankhumwa.

Depeco, according to party data, will field 50 members of parliament and 330 ward counselors.

The DPP will on the other hand field MPs in almost all the 193 constituencies and all wards.

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ANALYSTS WITHOUT BORDERS

It is now a clear fact that DPP is finished

ndele
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ndele

ce Daza kapulumetseni bushili wanu kujoni. ku ndalemukasaukakokulibe golide.
powerhungry man tamuonenimutu ngati ciboli

Concerned
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Concerned

DPP rubbish. Muluzila limodzi…. Kape winawe you have to know that votes are not the chinantindi. Those pipo are slavely paid to support ur old goat, u shud feel sorry for them.

Ujeni Hiwa
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Ujeni Hiwa

Daza is power hungry and very corrupt.sadziwa chimene amafuna in life.kwa Bushiri he goes kukapempha ndalama.

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Political condom with no political principles. Overates himself this crook. A failure in life. Greedy with a stinking ego

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba Kuba K145 million
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Daza ngotayitsa nthawi. Even his wife and pets cannot vote for him and dpp. Kapumeni ngati Kaliwo and Ken Lipenga.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

kkkkkkk koma iwe ulibe manyazi ukamayankhula eti? Kodi ukamati people can not vote for DPP chimakhala chikhumbokhumbo chako kapena umakhala ukulota? Koma monga sukumatha kuona chinantindi cha anthu chomwe chimakhala pa malo pomwe mutharika amapezeka zigawo zonse za Malawi? Ndiye iwe ndikuzichinda ndi chala ungandiuze kuti mwa anthu onse aja palibe yemwe adzavotele DPP? Aaah ndikuona ngati iwe ndi wakhungu ngati Chakwera yemwe sakuona ntchito zachitukuko zomwe zamwazidwa malawi yonse. Ine ine dera lakwathu ku msika wanjala ku mulanje uku sindimayembekezera kuti kungadzafika miseu ya phula, koma pano ndi ku town, mooti msika wakale ndi nyumba zosalongosoka adziphwatsula pano ndikunena… Read more »